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Funky Fingers and Letters and Sounds

Letters and Sounds

Enclosed is a sheet of letters which relate to the letter sounds your child has been learning at school.  Carefully cut them up and play

Letter hunt together.

Here are some ideas –

Hide the letters around the room and encourage your child to go on a letter hunt.

  • When they find a letter they have to bring it back to you and tell you the sound.
  • When they find a letter they tell you something that begins with that sound or has it in it.
  • When they find a letter they write the letter.


Other activities to include

Make words from the letters.

Put them in alphabetical order.

Create different games and activities yourself.  Have fun!

Practise either the phase 2 or phase 3 phonemes everyday, depending on your child's ability. If your child doesn't easily recognise a particular sound, please help them to learn it until they become familiar. Daily practise will help with this! Children have also learnt actions to go with these  sounds so please encourage your child to use them and to teach you too! You can play phonics games online at    Username march20   password home

Also at

Funky Fingers Time  

First let’s warm our fingers up –

Wiggle your fingers high in the air.

Wiggle them infront of you

Behind you

Down to the ground.

Above your head.

Now we are ready to look at the letters

Take off, reverse around the apply, up down flick.

Take off, reverse around the caterpillar.

Take off, reverse around the dinosaur, up to the sky, down, flick.

Take off, reverse around the orange and flick at the top.

Take off, loop around the egg, come in to land and stop.

Take off and swish through the sky.

First practise writing it with your magic pencil finger.  Write in the air, write it on the floor.  Remember to say the words to remind you to take off.

Now in your Purple Book have a go at writing a few of the letter. 

Week beginning Monday 30th March - Handwriting practise the formation of the letters below in the writing books provided by school. 
Picture 1

Letters and Sounds’

Why do we need to learn ‘Letters and Sounds’?



First let’s go over the letters that we have learnt so far in your little blue book.

Remember to say the sound correctly.  If you can’t remember the sound and action have a quick look in your little blue book. 

Remember two letters that make one sound is called a ‘Diagraph’ and three letters that make one sound is called a ‘trigraph.’

Here is a little video if you are not sure how to say the sounds –

Now it is time to go over the tricky words – words that you have to remember and can’t really sound out. 

Set 1 Tricky Words

Set 2 Tricky Words

Now here is the new sound -

Say it to the ceiling, say it to the floor

oi sound.wav

Now be a robot and chop up the sounds in each word.

Chop up …..  

oi words.wav

Well done now can you read or write the sentence 

Well done you have completed the Letters and Sounds session.